The first phase on Crosswind Runway
16-34 is presently progressing.
During the reconstruction of Runway 2/20, aircraft will make use of the crosswind runway
Ed Schmidtke, manager of business development, said architectural and engineering work will start this year to assess the condition and remaining lifespan of the airport's 5,300-foot crosswind runway
The project will remove the current 3,500-foot crosswind runway
and another 4,500-foot runway and construct a new 5,000-foot runway.
The new crosswind runway
, named Runway 9-27, will be used by private and corporate general aviation aircraft and is designed to enhance safety during crosswind conditions.
Winn Turney and FAA Administrator Doug Martin for a ribbon cutting ceremony of the airport's new crosswind runway
, Runway 9-27.
The last major work on the main runway - known as Runway 16R/34L - was in 2005, when the crosswind runway
was replaced by the parallel runway.
A 5,000ft (1,524m) crosswind runway
is also under consideration and a $4.
Planes used only a short crosswind runway
with air traffic controllers talking pilots through their final approach.
Hough said TIA's main runway and crosswind runway
are presently laid out in such a way that takeoffs and landings stop if work is being done on the runways' intersection.
The airport has two runways: a main runway and a crosswind runway
In a spot just to the north that was once cleared to accommodate a crosswind runway
, they want to add 24 more hangars.